AL JAFFEE’s Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions: Live at Joe’s Pub
with Jeff Newelt AKA JahFurry
12/21/10 at HEEB Storytelling: Live Comics Edition
91 year-old Al Jaffee is best known as the inventor of the MAD “Fold-In” which he started in 1964 and has been doing ever since. He is the author of 8 volumes of Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.
A month prior to this performance interviewed him on stage at Drew University and told him about an upcoming live comics reading I was producing. Not missing a beat, Jaffe goes “I’d like to try that.” In the car back from the talk, we decided on doing some of Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions live and voila.
Produced by Jeff Newelt AKA JahFurry, comics editor of Heeb, SMITH, & Royal Flush; editor of the upcoming Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND http://bit.ly/ClevelandPekar
Shot by Shahriar Shadab http://youtube.com/shadamation
Edited by Sam Bodian and Kristina DeFonte
HEEB Storytelling illustration by http://mollycrabapple.com
AL JAFFEE Books:
“Al Jaffee’s MAD LIFE” a new biography w/ 65 original illustrations http://bit.ly/AlJaffeeMadLife
The MAD Fold-In Collection — http://bit.ly/JaffeeFoldIn
Deluxe four-volume set, all 410 fold-ins reproduced at original size, with a digital representation of the corresponding “folded” image on the following page
Interviews with AL JAFFEE:
NY TIMES: “Fold-Ins, Past and Present — Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad magazine, from the 1960s to the present, in interactive form.
NY TIMES: “A Veteran Mad Man Remains in the Fold”
COLBERT REPORT: “Sign Off – Mad Magazine; Stephen honors the inventor of the Mad Magazine fold-in, Al Jaffee.”
VICE: “MORE AL JAFFEE THAN YOU NEED”
THE DAILY CROSS HATCH: “Al Jaffee Pt. 1 [of 3]”
NY1: “One On 1: Cartoonist Al Jaffee Reveals What’s Behind His Fold-Ins”
MAKE: “Al Jaffee’s fold-ins for Mad Magazine”